Saturday, November 25, 2023

November 26

Be sure to check out the Christmas Family Worship Idea post.  Some new resources have been added recently.

This week's supported workers are the Phillips.

Toddler

  • Thanking God
  • God wants us to thank Him
  • Ps. 100
  • Ps 100:4

PreK/ K

  • Solomon’s Wandering from God
  • God alone deserves our worship.
  • 1 Kings 9:1-11:25
  • 1 Chrn 16:29

1st  SS

  • Big Change for a Little Guy
  • Jesus changes us so we might be a testimony of salvation
  • Luke 19:1-10
  • Luke 19:10

2nd-3rd SS

  • Solomon Made Unwise Choices
  • God warns us about the consequences of sin.
  • 1 Kings 3:5-8:66
  • Eccl 12:14

4th–5th SS

  • Christ’s Wisdom
  • Christ leads us with His perfect wisdom
  • Ephesians 5:8-14
  • Eph 5:14b

1st–5th  CC

  • Jesus Raises Lazarus from the Dead
  • Jesus is the resurrection and the life.
  • John 11:1-45
  • John 11:25, 26a

Friday, November 17, 2023

Christmas Family Worship Ideas

 


The Christmas Season is when we are easily distracted - family, gifts, food, gifts, the end of the year, gifts, and so many other things, including gifts.  

Did I mention GIFTS?  They become distracting because we think about what we are getting or giving.

The reality is Christmas is a celebration of the GREATEST GIFT EVER GIVEN, yet we often obsess about much lesser gifts during this time.  

“If we want to give our children the gift of clearer gospel understanding this Christmas, we must put more thought into how we lead them than we put into buying gifts and making Pinterest crafts.”  From the podcast episode An Intentional Advent.  

For info about Advent, check out these links:

Considering Intentional Advent, here is what we are planning for this year.  

A four-part Christmas series on words often used this time of year.   

Hope - December 3
Peace - December 10
Joy - December 17
Love - December 24

Instead of doing a churchwide daily Bible reading plan, we will provide two different resources:

  1. An every Wednesday in December post, connecting Sunday's sermon to the first four questions of the New City Catechism (newcitycatechism.com/new-city-catechism/#1)  
  2. A list of suggested Christmas books and websites for you to use. More will be added on Monday 11.20.23.  You can also list any resources or ideas in the comment section of this post.
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November 19

This Week's Supported Workers are the Phillips

Toddler

  • Celebrating the Feast
  • God wants us to thank him.
  • Lev. 23:33-45
  • 1 Chronicles 29:13

PreK/ K

  • Solomon’s Worship of God
  • God is worthy of great praise.
  • 1 Kings 5-8
  • 1 Chron 16:29

1st  SS

  • Neighbor Helping Neighbor
  • Jesus taught us to care for our neighbors
  • Luke 10:25-37
  • Rom 15:2

The first graders have recently begun memorizing the questions of the New City Catechism. They are working on Question 2 now.

    1. What is our only hope in life and death?  That we are not our own but belong to God. 
    2. What is God?  God is the creator of everyone and everything

If any parent, not just 1st grade parents, want to work on these questions, go to  New City Catechism Question 2

2nd-3rd SS

  • Solomon Built God’s Temple
  • God’s name is greatly to be praised.
  • 1 Kings 3:5-8:66
  • Ps 150:1

4th–5th SS

  • Christ’s Heart
  • Christ loves us with a perfect, everlasting love
  • Ephesians 4:31-37
  • Eph 5:2

1st–5th  CC

  • The Good Samaritan & Woe to Pharisees
  • God expects us to love our neighbors by meeting needs
  • Lk 10:25-37; 11:37-44
  • John 11:25, 26a

Sunday, November 12, 2023

November 12

This week's supported work is Faith In Deeds

Toddler

  • Preparing for the Feast
  • God wants us to thank Him.
  • Lev. 23:33-44
  • 1 Chrn 29:13

PreK/ K

  • Solomon’s Wisdom from God
  • God gave us the Bible to tell us what is right.
  • 1 Kings 3:1-15
  • Ps 119:105

1st  SS - Same lesson and passage from Children's Church

  • The Good Shepherd’s Sacrifice
  • Jesus taught about His sacrificial care for us
  • John 10:1-18
  • John 10:11

2nd-3rd SS

  • David Sought Forgiveness
  • God stands ready to forgive our sins.
  • 2 Sam 11:1-12:25
  • 1 John 1:9

4th–5th SS

  • What Wise Friends Do
  • God wants us to be wise friends who build each other up
  • Prov 3:3, 4, 27, 28; 10:12 11:17; 21:13; 25:1, 22
  • Prov 1:10, 15

1st–5th  CC - Same lesson the 1st Graders did in Sunday School

  • Jesus is the Good Shepherd
  • Jesus is the good shepherd Who willingly gave His life for His sheep
  • John 10:1-21
  • John 11:25, 26a

Friday, November 3, 2023

November 5

This week's supported ministry is Faith In Deeds

Toddler

  • God Gave Israel Clothes
  • God wants us to thank Him.
  • Deut 29:5; Neh 9:21
  • Ps 111:1

PreK/ K

  • David’s Forgiving Hear
  • God wants us to be kind, especially to those with special nees
  • 2 Sam 7; 9
  • Gal 6:10

1st  SS

  • Jesus Gave New Life
  • Jesus has power over death because He is the Son of God
  • Luke 7:11-17
  • John 5:21

2nd-3rd SS

  • God Made a Royal Promise
  • God’s promises reveal His amazing grace.
  • 2 Sam 5-7; Ps 89
  • Acts 13:23

4th–5th SS

  • When Kindness is Right
  • God desires that we show His love by being kind and generous
  • Prov6:16, 17, 19; 12:17, 19; 13:5
  • Prov 3:27

1st–5th  CC

  • Jesus Heals a Blind Man
  • Jesus came from God so the spiritually blind could see
  • John 9
  • John 11:25, 26

Saturday, October 28, 2023

Covered KIDZ in Church


This Sunday is a fifth Sunday. We have been using these Sundays as KIDZ in Church. Here are the KIDZ in Church notes. The note sheet is designed to help kids listen to the sermon and look at the preached text.  

Remember, your child may get only some of the sermon, but they will get a lot from watching you during the service and talking to you afterward.  Take time to talk about what everyone heard. 

Romans 8 is such a great chapter to study. An excellent way to prepare your child for KIDZ in Church Sunday is to read Romans 8:1 - 4. Tell them that last week, we learned that GOD DID what was necessary for our salvation (verse 3) 

Therefore there is now no condemnation at all for those who are in Christ Jesus.  For the law of the Spirit of life in Christ Jesus has set you free from the law of sin and of death.  For what the Law could not do, weak as it was through the flesh, God did: sending His own Son in the likeness of sinful flesh and as an offering for sin, He condemned sin in the flesh, so that the requirement of the Law might be fulfilled in us who do not walk according to the flesh but according to the Spirit.

And then read verses 5 through 8 with them.

Here are some talking points for you to discuss after the sermon.

  1. What does "Behavior reveals Truth" mean?
    • If you believe that God is sovereign and Jesus saves those who trust in Him, then you will act differently than if you trust yourself and what you do.  
  2. Talk to your child about the Gospel. Share your salvation testimony with them. 

Friday, October 27, 2023

October 29

This Week's Supported Ministry is Good Churches

Toddler

  • God Gave Israel Water
  • God provides us with water.
  • Ex. 17:1-6
  • Ps 111:1

PreK/ K

  • David’s Fearless Heart
  • God is stronger than any giant.
  • 1 Sam 17
  • Eph 6:10

1st  SS

  • Jesus Responded to a Father’s Faith
  • Jesus responds to our faith because He is the Son of God
  • John 4:46-53
  • Rom 10:13

2nd-3rd SS

  • God Ended Saul’s Reign
  • God troubles those who reject Him.
  • 1 Sam 28:3-25; 31
  • Prov 13:15

4th–5th SS

  • Why Honesty is the Best Policy
  • God rejoices when we are honest with each other0
  • Pr. 3:7; 11:2; 15:33; 16:5, 18; 18:12; 22:4; 28:26; 29:23
  • Prov 12:19

1st–5th  CC